“protesters continue their occupation of an administrative building, awaiting concession to their demands”
This situation has been going on for weeks now and it sounds completely out of control.
The College Fix reports:
Syracuse U. protesters promise ‘escalation’ if officials don’t acknowledge ‘white supremacy’
The situation at Syracuse University rolls on as protesters continue their occupation of an administrative building, awaiting concession to their demands.
After a fourth round of negotiations with the loosely knit group #NotAgainSU on Friday, Syracuse officials could not reach middle ground, The Daily Orange reports. The latest sticking point is an acknowledgment that numerous campus “hate” incidents are indicative of “institutional white supremacy” at Syracuse.
Following a “tense” back and forth, protesters warned of “escalated action” if they do not get the acknowledgment.
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Keith Alford told activists the university would need “until at least the end of the semester” to get a statement out as consultation with faculty and “other SU constituents” are necessary. This didn’t sit well with Jennifer Jackson, a political science professor who teaches the courses “Gender and Politics” and “Black Feminist Politics.”
“The fact that you’re saying it will take you eight additional weeks to write an email that says there are issues on this campus that deal with white supremacy is very distressing,” Jackson said.
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